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Minimum wage hike not the best way to reduce poverty in Manitoba, says premier

WINNIPEG — There is no guarantee Manitoba’s frozen minimum wage will thaw in 2017, as the premier and labour leaders disagree over whether a higher minimum pay rate helps the poor. 390 more words


Manitobans participate in Buy Nothing Day, a backlash to Black Friday

WINNIPEG — As consumers gear up for one of the biggest shopping days of the year, some Manitobans are deciding to stay home and not participate in… 526 more words


Low Canadian dollar hitting North Dakota hotels, not retailers

WINNIPEG — The low Canadian dollar isn’t stopping Manitobans from going south to shop, but it is preventing them from spending the night.

With the Canadian dollar worth about 70 cents U.S., less visitors are choosing to stay at hotels in places like Grand Forks and Fargo. 322 more words


Manitoba Tories to cut 112 government jobs to save $10M

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is cutting 112 government management jobs in 2017 in order to save $10 million.

Finance Minister Cameron Friesen made the announcement Thursday afternoon. 120 more words


The Pas offering Tolko Industries massive tax break

Weeks after the biggest employer in The Pas, Man., announced it was shutting down, the town’s mayor is offering the paper mill a massive tax break in hopes it will delay the closure. 101 more words


Another hit to The Pas as casino makes plans to relocate south

The Aseneskak Casino, based on the Opaskwayak Cree Nation near The Pas, said it’s making plans to relocate south within the next two years.

If it moves, it will be the second major employer in the northern Manitoba community to close shop. 225 more words


Tolko Industries in The Pas shutting down, hundreds to be laid off

The largest employer in The Pas, Man., is closing its doors, leaving hundreds of people out of work.

Tolko Industries employs 332 people in the northern Manitoba town, which has a population of around 5,500 people. 236 more words